Garlic & Ginger Pot Roast

    Can you think of many foods that are more comforting than a big, brown, juicy, fragrant beef pot roast? I can’t conjure up even one time in my life when I haven’t eagerly awaited or at least been pleased to see a pot roast. It is -simply put- a powerful dish. There is [Read On]

Slow-Cooker Korean Beef Tacos | Make Ahead Mondays

  My brother and his wife live in Korea. When he went over to teach English, none of us knew he was going to meet and marry one of the most beautiful and kind women on the planet. The culture in Korea suited him to a ‘t’. We get it, but we miss him. The [Read On]

Oven “Fried” Homemade Chicken Nuggets {and Boneless Buffalo Wings}

You know those ‘duh’ moments? The ones where you think, “Why have I not done this all along?” I had one last week. I’m a sucker for a spicy chicken wing, and Buffalo wings* are near the top of the heap for me. Sometimes, though, my inner finicky, tactile-defensive, high-maintenance child** rears its head, though, [Read On]

Pumpkin Spice Granola | Make Ahead Mondays

I’m just going to come right out and tell you this is the best granola I have ever made. Hot diggidy dang, it’s good. I know, I know… Granola isn’t usually exciting, but this one is. I recognize that you may be doubting me right now, and I don’t really have a way to make [Read On]

Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

  Can we have a chat about what I especially love about the recipe I’m sharing with you today? I know I don’t need to tell you just how powerful melty, stringy, garlicky, herbed cheese is… Or how seductive chewy, crispy, oil-soaked bread is… I know that… So I’m going to convince you that you [Read On]

Barbecue Beef, Bacon, and Bean Casserole | Make Ahead Mondays

This post is the newest in my series as a proud 2013 Kraft Tastemakers team member. All opinions remain, as always, my own. Do you feel that weather shifting the way I do? School is back in session and the brisk autumn winds are beginning to supplant the lazy summer breezes. This makes my heart [Read On]

Adding Nutrition with Dehydrated Vegetables (a.k.a. Hiding Vegetables) | Make Ahead Monday

Over the years, I’ve had quite a few people ask me how to get  their picky kids’ to eat vegetables. I have finally decided to address it, but before I get into that, please allow me to backtrack a moment. I had it going on, friends. My two eldest boys would try everything and anything [Read On]

Salted Pepita Brittle | Homemade Candy

Yeah. I know. It’s not OFFICIALLY fall yet, but PEOPLE. I can’t wait one more second. The breezes are decidedly turning into gusty fall ones. The sky is taking on that gun-metal hue. The leaves are changing colour and I. Want. Fall. Food. So, I’m sorry if you’re in the “TOO SOON” camp, but this [Read On]